The tools deployed by the security agents — including full-body scanners — get ever more sophisticated while the most basic of questions go without a satisfying answer: Do all the security measures work? Are terrorists truly deterred? Are we safe? Experts agree on only one thing. Heightened airport security is here to stay.
Washington (AFP) — U.S. authorities plan to bolster security at some airports in Europe and the Middle East with direct flights to the United States, officials said. Amid concern terror groups are developing new explosives to circumvent airport security, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced unspecified steps that would be carried out in “the […]
By Joseph Serna and Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times Images of footprints and handprints inside the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines Flight 45 jetliner appear to bolster the fantastic story of a Santa Clara teenager who reportedly survived a frigid, perilous journey cooped up inside as a stowaway. The images, including of a footprint […]
By Joseph Serna and Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times Officials in Hawaii are preparing to send a Santa Clara teenager home after he reportedly stowed away in the wheel well of a jetliner departing San Jose. Mineta San Jose International Airport officials said the 15-year-old managed to enter the airport, trek across the tarmac and climb […]
By Kate Mather, Joseph Serna and Kurt Streeter, Los Angeles Times A teenager who stowed away on a flight from San Jose to Hawaii is raising questions about security at San Jose’s Mineta International Airport. Authorities say security video shows the teen from Santa Clara hopping a fence at the San Jose airport and climbing […]
By Mark Gomez and Robert Salonga, San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif. — Authorities say a 16-year-old Santa Clara boy is “lucky to be alive” after he ran away from home, clandestinely scaled a fence at Mineta San Jose International Airport, and hid inside the wheel well of a plane flying from California to […]